Nike Air Max Plus “France” DV3194-001

Upon its release in 1998, the Nike Air Max Plus kept a relatively low profile in many global markets, although it became “the” shoe in parts of Europe. For its latest ensemble, Sean McDowell’s design is apparently visiting France to commemorate its street culture by sporting its flag colors on its upper and sole.

Although the model, which introduced Tuned Air, debuted before the turn of the century, its newly resurfaced ensemble features the numbers “9” and “3” on the right and left shoe tongues, respectively. When paired with the chain graphic printed on the mesh base and the blue, white and red that echoes the “AIR” badge on the top of the tongue, it looks like the Air Max variant is paying homage to a significant event. of French urban culture. or the 1993 sports scene. (A quick web search suggests that the event in question could be a basketball game between the French national team and Nike All-Stars in 1993; several players from the team representing the states (United ended up playing in the NBA.) The black and silver tones that take over much of the sneakers allow the aforementioned components to revel in the spotlight even more; the predominantly dark layout of the single unit also reinforces the red and blue that enliven the visible underfoot air cushion and accompanying tread. Finally, McDowell’s 24-year-old design maintains a series of reflective stripes from the toe to the top of the tongue, allowing wearers to make a statement even in sub-optimal lighting conditions.

No firm release details from Nike.com have been disclosed by the brand, but that is expected to change as summer draws closer. Either way, enjoy official images of the pair ahead.

Elsewhere under the Swoosh umbrella, check out the Air Force 1 “Paris” set to launch soon.

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Nike Air Max Plus “France”
Release date: 2022
Color: N/A

Men: $180
Style code: DV3194-001

Images: Nike

Darryl A. Chapin